Definition of peninsula in English:
- The island's 3,700 acres of tropical rainforest are a biological reserve that also includes five surrounding peninsulas on the Panama mainland.
- In mid-winter, the warm water around the Southwest peninsula seems to give them most lightning.
- Just before we descend to the car park, I look out at the bay and a long peninsula of land pointing towards the East.
The spelling of the noun as peninsular instead of peninsula is a common mistake. The spelling peninsula should be used when a noun is intended ( the end of the Cape Peninsula), whereas peninsular is the spelling of the adjective ( the peninsular part of Malaysia).
Mid 16th century: from Latin paeninsula, from paene 'almost' + insula 'island'.
Words that rhyme with peninsulainsular
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